Trending Gear: November 2016

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Every day, readers like you proudly share photos of their everyday carry on the site.

Not only is looking through their pockets this way super interesting, but it’s also a great way to find really cool gear you never even knew existed (yet somehow, suddenly need…).

When you hover over an item you like and click on it in these photos, you’re also letting other EDCers know you find that gear interesting. Each click gets recorded to create a data-driven ranking of the most popular gear, which you can find in our new and improved Gear section of the site found in the top menu bar.

Gear with the most views and clicks climbs its way to the top of this feed and lets the EDC community know what’s trending right this second.

I’ll skip over a few of the usual suspects and repeats from past monthly roundups. But rest assured, everything here was well within the top 15 ranking. Let’s get into it…

The Best EDC Gear from November

10. Solid State Cologne

As seen in: Oliver’s Off-Campus EDC

A favorite DIY hack among EDCers is repurposing empty tins from gum or breath mints into pocket-friendly storage containers (like putting a survival kit in an Altoids tin, for example). Solid State takes a similar approach with their solid colognes. They’re wax-based colognes that you dab on and apply with your fingers so you’ll be at your best, even on the go. It’s especially useful in your dopp kit when you travel, or in your gym bag to freshen up after training.


9. The Ridge Wallet

Used by over 40 Everyday Carry members
As seen in: Justin’s EMT Carry

The Ridge Wallet’s one of the sleekest and sturdiest metal minimalist wallets out there. It pairs rigid metal plates with durable elastic to create protective, RFID-blocking, and expandable storage space for your cards. The Ridge offers two styles depending on how you prefer to carry cash, too: an elastic strap or a money clip. It’s available in several excellent material choices too, like aluminum, carbon fiber, and titanium.


8. Zebra F-701 Stainless Steel Pen

Used by over 285 Everyday Carry members
As seen in: Steve’s Mechanical Specialist EDC

The F-701 is a no-brainer recommendation as one of the best bang for your buck pens you can carry. It’s built from stainless steel, offers plenty of knurling at the grip section, and provides easy access and deployment thanks to its pocket clip and clicky mechanism. Pro-tip: plenty of EDCers love modding the F-701 to make it even more functional by swapping in the clicky portion of the Zebra F-402 and refilling it with a Fisher Space Pen cartridge. The result is an all-metal, write-anywhere pen for not much money or effort.

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7. Fallkniven GP Gentleman’s Pocketknife

As seen in: Daniel’s Patinated EDC

Fallkniven has rightfully earned a reputation for producing extremely high quality, classically designed folding knives. The GP is their take on a classic gent’s knife by design, but offers much more advanced functionality through its modern materials and liner lock mechanism. For example, the GP uses Fallkniven’s laminated cobalt steel alloy on the blade for superior strength.

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6. Wildsteer WX Folding Knife

As seen in: Roux in France’s First EDC

Right away, you’ll notice some complex lever systems at work on the pivot of the Wildsteer WX. It’s Wildsteer’s patented WX-Lock, designed to provide excellent strength and security for the most demanding bushcraft applications. When fully opened, one of the levers even doubles as a finger guard for added control and safety.

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5. Medford Praetorian T Knife

As seen in: Johnny in St. Louis’s EDC

This is an insanely overbuilt beast of a knife made in the USA by Greg Medford. There’s nothing flimsy about this knife, from its .190” thick blade to its solid titanium handles. The Praetorian also comes equipped with an emergency glass breaker pommel. You serious knife collectors out there can even customize the Praetorian to your preferred blade steel (from awesome materials like D2 and S35V), finish, grind, and left- or right-handed orientation, to name a few.


4. Gerber Shard

Used by over 565 Everyday Carry members
As seen in: 
Chris in the Philippines’s Mining Ops EDC

The Shard making its way back to the top of the trending lists shouldn’t come as a surprise by now. Still, it’s worth giving this handy little tool a mention again as it’s a timely option for the travel season, and makes a great stocking stuffer (or gateway into the EDC lifestyle, if you ask me). It’s loved by so many EDCers for its sturdy build, keychain-friendly design, and easy to use tools like a pry bar, bottle opener, and 3D Philips screwdriver.

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3. Maxpedition Micro Organizer

Used by 169 Everyday Carry members
As seen in: 
John in the Philippines’s Pocket EDC

Pocket pouches are as popular as ever, and this past month, one of the smallest pouch options made the biggest impression. Maxpedition’s Micro Organizer strikes a great sweetspot of organization without bulk, which is especially important when you’re trying to organize loose, small items. It’s also easier to toss into a cargo pocket, your winter coat, or into your EDC bag for the day thanks to its compact profile.

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2. CKF Pepyaka CPPR Spinner

As seen in: Boris in Hong Kong’s EDC

This is a prime example of one of the latest trends in the more “collectible” end of the EDC spectrum: spinners. Like tops, begleris, and other pocketable knickknacks, the utility behind a spinner isn’t so obvious. They’re especially helpful for people with restless hands who need something to fidget with. The CKF Pepyaka works using a ball bearing system flanked by counterweights. To let it rip, you pinch onto the center and flick one of the arms to get it spinning. This spinner in particular is embellished with glowing tritium inserts and finished with a copper construction.

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1. DJI Mavic Pro

As seen in: Jordan in Australia’s Weekend EDC

Yes, this is a drone. Yes, you can EDC it — it packs down to about the size of a water bottle or a generously overstuffed burrito. Now, few of us would really need a drone as part of our everyday carry setups. But if you do rely on drones for photo/video work, the DJI Mavic Pro is certainly impressive. Casey Neistat, one of YouTube’s biggest stars (with almost 6 million subscribers) even went on to call it the world’s greatest drone.

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If you’re curious to see how these trends change over time, check out our monthly roundups from the archive for even more excellent gear.

See anything in this list that made you stop scrolling and think, “I need one… right now”? Leave a comment and let me know your favorite gear from this round-up.

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